A meeting was held 10/29/03
The agenda included:
Human Resource Liaisons
Didn't have time to discuss this at the meeting, but will discuss it
Alan Boggs would like this group to continue as a group of business
managers who can offer feedback on the mechanics of HR transactions, but not
serve as employee relations staff.
Annual Merit Evaluations
concern was expressed that evaluations seem to bear little relationship to
Rickert reported that salaries have compressed for all but the longest term
staff; many are gathered together at the bottom of the range because the bottom
keeps moving up and overtaking the gains made by less new employees.
way to fix this might be to add a raise component for range adjustments (i.e.,
merit, across-the-board AND range adjustment). Those in the lower parts
of the scale would get larger increases than those at the higher end in this
category. The theory is that after a certain period of time there should
be little difference in the pay based on longevity.
evaluation method itself is also a problem. When there is a small pool
of staff in a division, everyone seems to be outstanding. If the raise
pools are broadened, then there is a problem with consistency. Alan
Boggs reported that an electronic instrument might provide the solution.
HR will test one or more of these instruments to see if they might work.
The cost of such a program would be an important consideration.
Training Opportunities for Staff
strongest need is for supervisor training.
supervisors seem to be inconsistent about allowing training to occur on
Resources believes there are opportunities for partnership with the Kettering
Resources can provide in-house supervisor training but can't force attendance.
Formalizing the Council's composition, format and schedule
have time to discuss this at the meeting but we will meet again in early December
to discuss this.
the Unclassified staff council minutes of 11/21/03, submitted by Susan Wehmeyer